The Screenwriter's Bible

A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script

Author: David Trottier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935247029

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

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The "Screenwriter's Bible" is one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold 150,000 copies in its ten-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover -- six books in one! Features: How to Write a Screenplay -- a concise course on screenwriting basics; Correct Format for Screenplays and Teleplays -- a style guide to the latest in industry-accepted formats; Steps to a Stunning Script -- a step-by-step guide to the screenwriting process from nascent idea through revisions; Writing Your Breakthrough Spec Script -- the keys to a marketable script; How to Sell Your Script -- marketing and sales strategies and information about today's marketplaces; Resources -- lists of industry contacts and useful screenwriting tools and services. This new edition offers expanded coverage of dialogue writing and character development, the latest in proper screenplay format, a new section on jumpstarting your career, new advice on creating and delivering pitches, more new successful writing tips and pointers, new and revised writing exercises, updated film examples, and an expanded index.
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The Screenwriter's Bible

A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script

Author: David Trottier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935247104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 442

View: 8957

The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 250,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover - five books in one! A Screenwriting Primer -- that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics; A Screenwriting Workbook -- that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions; A Formatting Guide -- that thoroughly covers todays correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts; A Spec Writing Guide -- that demonstrates todays spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the readers interest in the first ten pages; A Sales and Marketing Guide -- that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. Among this books wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. This 6th edition is full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets.
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The Screenwriter's Bible

A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script

Author: David Trottier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879505841

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 386

View: 6644

This book provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics. The author shows the correct formats for both screenplays and teleplays, and takes the writer through the writing and marketing process.
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The Writer's Guide to Writing Your Screenplay

How to Write Great Screenplays for Movies and Television

Author: Cynthia Whitcomb

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 9780871161918

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 221

View: 9414

In this essential writer's guide, a professional screen-writer shares her know-how on the elements of writing for the screen, from the basics of character development and creating the structure to resolving problems and revising in only three drafts.
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Screenplay

The Foundations of Screenwriting

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307423269

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 6156

From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.. Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the script that will succeed. •Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important? •How do you collaborate successfully with someone else? •How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay? •How do you market your script? From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The complete guide to standard script formats

Screenplays

Author: Hillis R. Cole,Judith H. Haag

Publisher: Cmc Pub

ISBN: 9780929583006

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

View: 1528

Important as it is that there be a script, equally important is the necessity for that script to be written in the correct standard format appropriate for a given filming situation. This book gives step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your script in the standard format used in the industry.
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Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Spring/Summer

A Specialized Resource for Discovering Where and How to Sell Your Screenplay

Author: Jesse Douma

Publisher: F+w Media

ISBN: 9781440352157

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 896

View: 8482

Ready to submit your screenplay but not sure about the logistics? With over 4,000 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers, this handy directory gives you the scoop on query letters, treatments and much more. Plus, the Legal 411 for Screenwriters section by entertainment attorney Dinah Perez is well worth the cost of the book. Get a head start with: Correct addresses and info for buyers (more than 4,000 listings!) The top ways to write and format loglines, treatments and query letters Inside screenwriting intel The legalities of screenwriting and more from Dinah Perez! Up-to-Date It's true that contact information in Hollywood can change in the blink of an eye. You'll benefit from the updates to more than 50 percent of last year's listings. Also new are Facebook profiles, email addresses and more. What Matters to You Tons of information is included because so many things go into a successful submission. Browse information such as: Verified contact details, so you can email, phone or stop by in person Packaging your submission for best results Script format Who receives unsolicited work The legalities that go into each stage of the screenwriting and production process How each financier, production company or studio wants submissions
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The Screenwriter's Workbook

Exercises and Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating a Successful Screenplay,Newly Revised and Updated

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307497720

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 9571

At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”* No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling workbook for a new generation of screenwriters. Filled with new material—including fresh insights and anecdotes from the author and analyses of films from Pulp Fiction to Brokeback Mountain—The Screenwriter’s Workbook is your very own hands-on workshop, the book that allows you to participate in the processes that have made Syd Field’s workshops invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script! Learn how to: • Define the idea on which your script will be built • Create the model—the paradigm—that professionals use • Bring your characters to life • Write dialogue like a pro • Structure your screenplay for success from the crucial first pages to the final act Here are systematic instructions, easy-to-follow exercises, a clear explanation of screenwriting basics, and expert advice at every turn—all the moment-to-moment, line-by-line help you need to transform your initial idea into a professional screenplay that’s earmarked for success. The Perfect Companion Volume to Syd Field’s Revised and Updated Edition of Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting *Hollywood Reporter From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Screenwriting For Dummies

Author: Laura Schellhardt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 2184

Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos
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The Complete Guide to Writing a Successful Screenplay

Everything You Need to Know to Write and Sell a Winning Script

Author: Melissa Samaroo

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601386079

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 386

The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay outlines time saving tools to hone your writing, so you can attract Hollywood agents and producers. You will discover how to create (and stick to) a timeline and deadline, whether writing your screenplay is a full- or part-time job. Writing and pitching a screenplay is nothing like writing a novel, and this book presents screenplay-specific information vital for any aspiring film writer. This book discusses how to write great openings and endings the vital elements of a successful screenplay (and eventually movie) and how to create characters that grow and evolve as the plot thickens. One of the hardest parts of writing a screenplay is developing a solid dialogue, and this book takes you through, step-by-step, how to fine-tune your characters dialogue so it is not only believable but also well-written. Once your script is polished and perfect, you will need to pitch it to the public, and this book shows you how. You will grasp how to write a compelling query letter that is specifically geared to what agents are looking for, so your chances of getting represented are increased. Veteran screenwriters, television and film producers, agents, and directors have been interviewed for this book, and their experiences are showcased here, giving you their insider secrets on how to best write and sell your script. This book also contains an extensive resource section of production companies that are eager to receive and package your script, including the genre they are looking for, so you know exactly who to contact. If you are eager to jump into Hollywood as the next big thing in screenwriting, The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay will help you get there. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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How to Write a Screenplay in Ten Weeks

Author: Marilyn Horowitz

Publisher: Marilyn Horowitz

ISBN: 9780979908910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 7618

The Horowitz System(tm) shows how to turn an idea into the first draft of a screenplay in 10 weeks or less -- 80 percent of students who have used the method have completed original, well-structured scripts, many of which have gone on to win screenplay competitions, be optioned, or get produced. Used as a textbook at New York University for over 10 years, How to Write a Screenplay in 10 Weeks Using the Horowitz System(tm) teaches screenwriters to better fulfil their creative vision by giving them a clear, focused method. The Horowitz System(tm) uses a series of intuitive, visual exercises combined with a non-linear approach to traditional three-act structure -- the result is an organic, finely tuned first draft with high stakes and memorable characters.
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The Film Novelist

Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Author: Dennis J. Packard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441190686

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 7227

The Film Novelist is the first primer on writing film novels- whether you are a beginning novelist, a seasoned writer wanting to cross over into script/novel writing, or a creative writing teacher looking for proven ways to launch new writers. So, what is the difference between a screenplay and a film novel? Screenplays indicate solely what the audience is to see or hear on screen. Film novels are short, and take about as long to read as a feature film takes to watch. The description, dialogue, and narration of a film novel can simply be lifted out and used as the description, dialogue, and voice-over narration for a script. The author has devised a fifteen week program starting from a one-sentence pitch to the novel itself, which includes filming a scene from your script/novel. He grounds the discussion of early film novels, like The Maltese Falcon, Of Mice and Men, and The Misfits, to provide historical and theoretical background while detailing the practical, sequential approach for completing a short novel and script.
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How Not to Write a Screenplay

101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make

Author: Denny Martin Flinn

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781580650151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 473

Offers advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of bad screenwriting, including spelling and typos, character description, camera work, and structure
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Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434

Author: Lew Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399529863

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 9676

The conductor of UCLAUs legendary graduate workshop--Screenwriting 434--guides readers through every stage of the screenwriting process by actually having them write an original screenplay. "I heartily recommend (this book) for beginners and pros alike."--Steven Bochco.
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Write Screenplays That Sell: The Ackerman Way

Author: Hal Ackerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931290654

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 572

Hal Ackerman offers a treasure trove of information on the writing of quality, saleable screenplays by teaching the art of story structure, substance and style.
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The Hollywood Standard

The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style

Author: Christopher Riley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932907636

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 197

View: 5476

Describes in clear, vivid prose and hundreds of examples how to format every element of a screenplay or television script, with new chapters on avoiding a dozen deadly formatting mistakes, clarifying the difference between a spec script and production script, and mastering the vital art of proofreading. Original.
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The 21st Century Screenplay

A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films

Author: Linda Aronson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: 9781742371368

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 490

View: 1175

THE 21ST-CENTURY SCREENPLAY is the long-awaited, much-expanded successor to the author's internationally acclaimed SCRIPTWRITING UPDATED. Many books in one, it offers a comprehensive, highly practical manual of screenwriting from the classic to the avant-garde, from The African Queen and Tootsie, to 21 Grams, Pulp Fiction, Memento and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Whether you want to write short films, features, adaptations, genre films, ensemble films, blockbusters or art house movies, this book takes you all the way from choosing the brilliant idea to plotting, writing and rewriting. Featuring a range of insider survival tips on time-effective writing, creativity under pressure and rising to the challenge of international competition, THE 21ST-CENTURY SCREENPLAY is essential reading for newcomer and veteran alike. 'A brilliant book. Linda Aronson is one of the great and important voices on screenwriting.' - Dr Linda Seger, author of Making a Good Script Great. 'A VERY WONDERFUL book. I love the strategies for plumbing the unconscious story mind. There's no other book that gives such an in-depth analysis of the bone structure for all these various kinds of narratives.' - Robin Swicord, Little Women, The Jane Austen Book Club, Memoirs of a Geisha.
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Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

Author: Tom White

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449338771

Category: Computers

Page: 688

View: 5073

Ready to unlock the power of your data? With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with Apache Hadoop. This book is ideal for programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and for administrators who want to set up and run Hadoop clusters. You’ll find illuminating case studies that demonstrate how Hadoop is used to solve specific problems. This third edition covers recent changes to Hadoop, including material on the new MapReduce API, as well as MapReduce 2 and its more flexible execution model (YARN). Store large datasets with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) Run distributed computations with MapReduce Use Hadoop’s data and I/O building blocks for compression, data integrity, serialization (including Avro), and persistence Discover common pitfalls and advanced features for writing real-world MapReduce programs Design, build, and administer a dedicated Hadoop cluster—or run Hadoop in the cloud Load data from relational databases into HDFS, using Sqoop Perform large-scale data processing with the Pig query language Analyze datasets with Hive, Hadoop’s data warehousing system Take advantage of HBase for structured and semi-structured data, and ZooKeeper for building distributed systems
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Writing Screenplays That Sell

The Complete, Step-By-Step Guide for Writing and Selling to

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062725009

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

View: 5418

Covers story concept, character development, theme, structure, and scenes, analyzes a sample screenplay, and tells how to submit a manuscript, select an agent, and market oneself
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The Hollywood Pitching Bible

A Practical Guide to Pitching Movies and Television

Author: Ken Aguado,Douglas Eboch

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500191764

Category:

Page: 190

View: 4708

Finally, a book that tells the truth about the art of pitching in Hollywood. "The Hollywood Pitching Bible: A Practical Guide to Pitching Movies and Television" breaks it down, step by step. From choosing the right idea, to selling it in the room, this book tells you how it's done, in clear language, suitable for the beginner or the seasoned Hollywood professional. With decades of combined experience working in Hollywood as buyer, seller and teacher, the authors have created the definitive book that will demystify the pitching process, supported by a reasoned, logical point of view and supported by numerous specific examples. If you want to work in the Hollywood creative community, you must know how to pitch. This book will show you how to succeed.
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